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Coretta Scott King at Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom conference in Washington, D.C on  March 28, 1968.

(Original Caption) Mrs. Martin Luther King presiding at conference of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - one of the world’s oldest peace organizations. The league presented a proposal for a Vietnam peace settlement and called for a ‘ceasefire now.’ Mrs. King said that 'all women have a common bond - they don’t want their husbands and sons maimed and killed in war.’

“I’ve seen a ton on the facebooks about "thanking veterans for their service.” As a veteran let me just be very straightforward and honest with you. We didn’t “serve our country”; we don’t actually serve our brothers/sisters or our neighbors. We serve the interests of Capital. We never risked our lives or spent months on deployment away from our family and friends so they can have this abstract concept called “freedom”. We served big oil; big coal; Coca-Cola; Kellogg, Brown, and Root and all the other big Capital interests who don’t know a fucking thing about sacrifice. These people will never have to deal with the loss of a loved one or the physical and/or psychological scars that those who “serve”, and their families, have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The most patriotic thing someone can do is to tell truth to power and dedicate yourself to building power to overthrow these sociopathic assholes. I served with some of the most real and genuine people I’ve ever met. You’ll never see solidarity like the kind of solidarity you experience when your life depends on the person next to you. But most of us didn’t join for that; we joined because we were fucking poor and didn’t have many other options.“

— An anti-capitalist veteran

can you imagine…….. your mom is like leia fucking organa……. rebellion legend that actively participated in the empire’s fall…… force sensitive…. a general…… dresses like the royalty she always has been….. twin sister of the coolest gay in the galaxy…. and you go and join the dark side to do some horrendous shit like exploding planets and vaping your grandpa’s ashes

i can’t even do some really dumb shit sometimes bc i think “what leia would think of me if she saw this”. this is a wild concept